N-imal?

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Oh yes, it’s that time of year again, when numerate pollsters make nasal proclamations about the naming of the next next version of Ubuntu. When gazers of balls crystal provide nifty suggestions for new new features and, of course, suitable nomenclature to match.

What will it be? A Naiant Nailtail would make a fine coat of arms, but we’re not really in the business of arms. Most of our businesses have legs. Most, I say. We could hedge our bets and go with the Neutral Newt, but it’s placing bets and seeing them through that raises the game for the free software desktop, and now’s a time of great change and invention, not a time for fence-sitting.

I’ve been procrastinating. The N-evitable nature of our cadence means that calls for something nicer than “Maverick+1″ are increasingly noticeable. Naively, I always assume that the answer will leap off the page. Instead, what leaps off the page is a gazillion permutations and combinations of nubile, naughty, naiad and nymph. Moving swiftly onward I linger on the possibilities of the Numbat. Nah. There’s no doubt Fourecks can be a rich source of inspiration, now’s not the time to celebrate Van Diemen’s Land, we’ve better plans for that. And speaking of Fourecks, the Nobby Noctule sounds like something dreamed up by Terry Pratchett, perhaps a fitting way to move beyond Adam’s 10.10.10, but it really is hard to sing the praises of a bat. Especially one with (k)nobs.

As you can imagine, after a few weeks with a dictionary and colouring in book of animals, I could draw this out N-definitely. The problem is NP-complete, which I’m now reliably informed by the good folks at HP means it’s provably quite difficult and not something that can be delegated to chips of the non-quantum kind. My chips are most definitely non-quantum though my bugs, strangely, are.

Where did that leave us?

Well, let’s look at what we want to get done.

We have this whole design thing in full flow, which is making Ubuntu sleeker and more stylish, as well as making it smoother for those who just want to get stuff done. We’ll make the N release the best-dressed ever. But classy covers don’t equate to good reads – we want style and substance to meet and get along famously. Once Maverick is out the door we’ll be turning our attention to making the most of the amazing capabilities of modern graphics hardware, both for outer beauty and for inner efficiency. There’s a lot more to GL than glitz and glamour, though we won’t say no to either.

We’re also putting a lot of work into chips and architectures (admittedly, not yet of the quantum sort) that keep cool, and help keep the planet cool in the process. So it would be nice to have a codename which reflects that goodness. Some sort of mascot for a cool planet would do the trick.

And so, we come swiftly to a conclusion: allow me to introduce the Natty Narwhal, our mascot for development work that we expect to deliver as Ubuntu 11.04.

The Narwhal, as an Arctic (and somewhat endangered) animal, is a fitting reminder of the fact that we have only one spaceship that can host all of humanity (trust me, a Soyuz won’t do for the long haul to Alpha Centauri). And Ubuntu is all about bringing the generosity of all contributors in this functional commons of code to the widest possible audience, it’s about treating one another with respect, and it’s about being aware of the complexity and diversity of the ecosystems which feed us, clothe us and keep us healthy. Being a natty narwhal, of course, means we have some obligation to put our best foot forward. First impressions count, lasting impressions count more, so let’s make both and make them favourable.

While it may not in fact get you a pony, the world of free software is the platform upon which the future is being built. So the Narwhal, as the closest thing to a real live unicorn, is an auspicious figurehead as we lay down the fabric from which dreams will be woven. Dreams of someone’s first PC, dreams of someone’s first million instances in the cloud: whatever your vision of the future, we hope the Natty Narwhal will have something to offer. Test your gems against that unicorn – some will be glass, others of value. Perhaps the unicorn will bring you Luck, perhaps a cure for poisons proprietary. One thing is certain: we’ll be building it together with thousands of the most generous, insightful, fun people on the planet – not only those in the Ubuntu community, but those who participate in the whole of the free software ecosystem, from a2jmidid to zzliplib, with Debian (happy Birthday!, now longer in the tooth, wiser, but as potent and principled as ever) a special partner. I’m looking forward to the ride, and the result!

194 Responses to “N-imal?”

  1. penguin42 Says:

    I wouldn’t want to be a penguin being followed by one of those things; heck that looks sharp.

  2. Daniel Holbach Says:

    What a great introduction to a new release cycle! Rock on! :-)

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  6. Tom Says:

    Maybe, just maybe coming generations will look this prose like they now look back at Churchills “We will fight on the beaches” speech.

    Wouldn’t that be something 😉 !

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  8. mandy sauls Says:

    Reading the new job lot thinking unicorn and phoenix OMG vision for iUbuntu Island/ Planet TechSavvy Age going Wilderness guess Natures call SuperUber

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  11. Manfred Moser Says:

    Beautiful. Nutty would have been fine too. Now lets hope next comes an oliphant.

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  13. Kurt von Finck Says:

    This song needs to be performed at UDS-Orlando.

  14. jellydonut Says:

    Narwhals, narwhals
    swimming in the ocean
    causing a commotion
    cuz they are so awesome

  15. Simos Says:

    @penguin42: Penguins are around Antarctica, narwhals in the Arctic and Greenland. They probably never met.

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  17. Daniel Says:

    If it’s realeased with bugs, we will call it “Naughty Narwhal” instead.

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  19. Pedro Morgan Says:

    Big technical question; what is the procedure used by Ubuntu to come up with release names. am curious.

  20. suntzusartofarse Says:

    Reddit will love you forever for this. Forever.

  21. Ubuntu4life Says:

    What an introduction to the future of Open-source.
    Let’s rock !

  22. Phill. Whiteside Says:

    I could not resist it, as Ranch Hand always has his own nick-name for each release http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1555130

    Regards,
    Phill.

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  24. Claudio Says:

    You are great Mark, but codenames don’t interest me. I call Ubuntu 10.04 with his number release and i’ll continue so! :-)

  25. Tiago Reis Says:

    Couldn’t resist : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykwqXuMPsoc

    Lets have fun :-)

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  27. aljosa Says:

    do you have any plans to finally find a strong hardware partner?
    i’ve been using linux for ~12 years and i don’t remember if i ever had excellent support for my desktop hardware (i’m mentioning desktop because i have excellent experience related to server hardware).
    many longtime linux users are switching to apple products not because they think it’s better for them but because linux lacks excellent hardware support and you can’t buy hardware that has excellent support for linux (ubuntu certified hardware should have a notice: has good support but don’t ever upgrade to a new release before you check drivers compatibility).
    i’ve seen linux running in a virtual machine on a mac that outperforms linux running on a high-end desktop hardware (comparing by tech. specs).
    so would you recommend buying a mac or will ubuntu get any serious support from some hardware vendor with excellent drivers?

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  29. aljosa Says:

    many longtime linux users are switching to apple products not because they think it’s better for them but because linux lacks excellent hardware support and you can’t buy hardware that has excellent support for linux (ubuntu certified hardware should have a notice: has good support but don’t ever upgrade to a new release before you check drivers compatibility).
    i’ve seen linux running in a virtual machine on a mac that outperforms linux running on a high-end desktop hardware (comparing by tech. specs).
    so would you recommend buying a mac or will ubuntu get any serious support from some hardware vendor with excellent drivers?

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  32. aljosa Says:

    is there some kind of limit on message size? i can’t post so i’m testing this short message.

  33. Chris Says:

    I think this is him!

    http://fav.me/d2wgpr3

  34. James Says:

    Natty, you say? I eagerly await Ubuntu art featuring top hat and monocle-wearing Narwhals prominently.

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  38. Per Erik Says:

    None of the words are in my English-Norwegian dictionary, but i sort of like the name anyways. Keep them coming. Ubuntu forever.

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  40. seamless seamstress Says:

    Ham radio, my dear fella.

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  44. redditer Says:

    Hi reddit.

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  46. UndiFineD Says:

    12.04 should be pretty penguin, or at least something with a penguin

  47. R##d Says:

    I’ll probably stick with Lucid LTS for a bit on my work machine. . . does that mean that I’ll need to acquire another to run Narwhal? Mebbe so. . . time for a thin-n-lite, perhaps?

    I’ll be happy if Natty Narwhal solves the Plymouth bug with discrete video cards on System76 laptops. For the rest, surprise me!

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  50. Fabián Says:

    And that’s the work we all want. Welcome, Natty Narwhal.

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  54. Jazoja Says:

    What I really want in ubuntu is the standard APIs for devices. Something like DirectX in windows. I know that there are several projects heading toward that direction but I think that this is more like a key of success than those fancy visuals.

  55. duggi Says:

    do you know what melville had to say about narwhals?

    “Strictly speaking, this horn is but a lengthened tusk, growing out from the jaw in a line a little depressed from the horizontal. But it is only found on the sinister side, which has an ill effect, giving its owner something analogous to the aspect of a clumsy left-handed man.”

  56. akurei Says:

    I believe “Naughty Nautilus“ would’ve been a better name (tentacles anyone????!)
    https://twitter.com/akurei_wolf/status/21447390376

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  60. ombzzz Says:

    Go ubuntu!!! Greatings from Argentina

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  62. David Says:

    Okay, now I just can’t get this out of my head: http://www.weebls-stuff.com/songs/Narwhals/

    (Hi digg!)

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  64. metasonix Says:

    That’s nice, Mark.

    Is it going to fix the “freezing display” problem that my PC running 10.04 is suffering from? Surely you can’t be completely unaware of it…..

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1478787

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  66. manny Says:

    wow, a Narwhal is pretty smooth and has a nice polished horn, am sure 11.04 will be just as polished and smooth :)

  67. Liz Q Says:

    Natty Narwhal? seriously? you couldn’t find a better name? :O

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  71. Noah Says:

    I think this is one article where this will be ok; HI REDDIT.

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  73. Joel Pickett Says:

    Nice name, I like the adjectives to be short and precise. Here’s to another release cycle of excellence!

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  75. brian Says:

    Although the name is quite apt, its makes a new comer a bit apprehensive with the different names to be remembered. May I suggest having one name for the whole year with LTS or not differentiating it. Personally I dont have any isssues now but when o first got into Ubuntu I ws massively confused

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  77. Brian Says:

    Hmm, names seems apt. Bring it on i say!!!!

    But, when i started using ubuntu i sure had a big problem remembering the names of the versions etc. Even now using is for sometime now confusion is at the back of my mind. May i suggest in the interest of new comers to ubuntu/linux that we have one name for the whole 2 releases during the year. LTS being the diff factor between the two. Its just a suggestion!!! would make newbees feel a lot confortable.

    May 11.04 and 11.10 are called natty narwhal regular and LTS (if 11.10 is )

  78. Sid Says:

    Thanks for all you do!

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  82. Robert Wall Says:

    Is that a nethack reference I see there? Cool 8)

  83. mike b Says:

    But with the O’s I’d suggest Optomistic Octopus.

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  86. Oliver Says:

    Maybe it would be a greate idea to put an awesome wallpaper of the mascot into the release.
    Maybe a picture of this Animal living in the wild.

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  88. Kekun Says:

    I want you to wear a mask to announce 15.04’s name.
    I’m curious to see what you’ll do for that “natty” release.

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  90. imgx64 Says:

    Since Ubuntu is for “Human beings,” I’m disappointed it won’t be called Next Neanderthal.

    Sorry, couldn’t resist ;).

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  94. Belinda Says:

    This entry was brought to you by the letter N

  95. Kristian Köhntopp Says:

    Ok, reading the last paragraph: In 2 releases we are either up for a Precious Pony, or a Proud Penguin. Choices…

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  97. Bilal Akhtar Says:

    Rockin’ cool. Hey Bug #1, how far are we? I am confident that Ubuntu Natty will be a major success and will be a good Ubuntu release for my Windoze-using friends to get impressed by.

  98. Sleep_Walker Says:

    I always want to have Orgasmic Octopus.

  99. Bilal Akhtar Says:

    I don’t know why the above comment of mine has been marked as spam, while it isn’t. You people may not be able to read it.

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  106. Israel Says:

    I think I would prefer Nimble Nighthawk. Despite the meaning, when I hear natty, I think of bugs buzzing around.

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  109. Claudio Says:

    Hello Mark, I must say that I do not care how you can call the next release of Ubuntu. What interests me most is that Ubuntu can increasingly attract my attention and involve me more and more. I activated yesterday rgba function and I loved it (I hope we can find it in Ubuntu 10.10 by default), I installed the new font Ubuntubeta and I must admit that is really well done. I tried the new Ubuntu 10.10 installation process and I was very pleased (much more professional). I could still go ahead with the list, but I prefer to just say that Canonical is doing a great job and encourage you to continue to carry forward this great project. I am sure that Ubuntu will be able to gain an important position.

  110. ubuntupunk Says:

    After two incredible mascots, karmic koala and lucid lynx, we definitely heading off into the world of the bizarre. I agree with the sentiments, but please spare a thought for those who have to live with the consequences of a Noah’s Arc of open source. Then again, there haven’t been many Ubuntu fishes and cetaceans are rather cool. Perhaps if we redesigned the narwhal from the ground up? Next to the duckbilled platypus, narwhal does look like it was designed by a committee?

  111. ubuntupunk Says:

    After two incredible mascots, karmic koala and lucid lynx, we definitely heading off into the world of the bizarre. Spare a thought for those who have to live with the consequences of a Noah’s Arc of open source. Then again, there haven’t been any Ubuntu fishes around and cetaceans are rather cool. Perhaps if we redesigned the narwhal from the ground up? Next to the duckbilled platypus the animal does look like it was designed by a committee? So thanks for pushing our boundaries. Guess one could get used to putting unicorn horns on dolphins? I vote we attach one to the Blue Whale too.

  112. ubuntupunk Says:

    Thanks for pushing our boundaries. Guess one could get used to putting unicorn horns on dolphins? I vote we attach one to the Blue Whale too.

  113. রিং(ring) Says:

    Great codename. Hope NARWHAL will lead us the way of freedom for computing futhermore. Hail NARWHAL.

  114. Ubuntu 11.04 will be named Natty Narwhal | One Penguin Queuing Says:

    […] to Mark Shuttleworths own blog: And so, we come swiftly to a conclusion: allow me to introduce the Natty Narwhal, our mascot for […]

  115. Anthony D. Says:

    I don’t really care much about codenames. For me it all boils down to the essential subject: do you guys believe flooding the market with releases will help Ubuntu go mainstream?

  116. faizul Says:

    Go Ubuntu!
    the best operating system ever.

  117. Ubuntu 11.04 ya tiene nombre: Natty Narwhal | MicroLibros Says:

    […] Shuttleworth ha dado a conocer el nombre de la futura versión de Ubuntu 11.04: Natty Narwhal (Narval Elegante). El Narval es […]

  118. jerry Says:

    i don’t like ubuntu anymore.

  119. Ubuntu 11.04 s’appellera Natty Narwhal « Cenwen's Blog Says:

    […] extrait de la traduction de l’article de Mark Shuttleworth sur son blog présentant Natty Narwhal […]

  120. Ahamed Bauani Says:

    Oh, Natty Narwhal, with sharp teeth, as a maintainer of Ubuntu Bangladesh Mirror, I have to keep an eye on it. This mirror server contain a few other Linux Animal living in box.

    Just kidding, When we expect this version release? I have to take preparation before it released. Because both ISO Images & Package data Sync with master mirror will need hough amount of Bandwidth, so I have to give early warning before start sync process.

    Thanks
    Ahamed Bauani
    http://www.bauani.org/search?q=bauani

  121. Natty Narwhal | Pourquoi pas !! Says:

    […] nom de code de la future Ubuntu 11.04 est annoncé par Mark Shuttleworth dans son blog et ça sera le Natty Narwhal. Une traduction possible est le […]

  122. Ubuntu 11.04开发代号:Natty Narwhal - 漠天博客 Says:

    […] 创始人马克·舍特尔沃斯(Mark Shuttleworth)博士在其博客上撰文并确定了下一版,也就是将在 2011 年 04 月发布的 Ubuntu 11.04 […]

  123. Ubuntu 11.04 wird ein netter Wal | WordPress Says:

    […] einem Blog-Posting hat Ubuntu-Sponsor Mark Shuttleworth den Codenamen der übernächsten Ubuntu-Version 11.04 […]

  124. Codinome do Ubuntu 11.04 é revelado | Global Says:

    […] parecendo um chifre.Para saber mais sobre esse elegante animal e o motivo de sua escolha, leia o anúncio ofical no blog de Shuttleworth, e não perca essa fantástica animação mostrando um pouco mais da rotina […]

  125. Astreek Says:

    Nice to see improvements in Ubuntu, but the other official distros, Kubuntu, Xubuntu?

  126. Narhvalen vs. enhjørningen « Center for Benhård Analyse Says:

    […] anledning af Mark Shuttleworth har offentliggjort navnet på Ubuntu 11.04-udgaven (den hedder Natty Narwhal), bringer Ars Technica en artikel der omhandler selve opdateringen af styresystemet, men også den […]

  127. Ubuntu 11.04 sera un narval chic ! « N!TROM@N70 Says:

    […] que le développement d'Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" approche de la fin, Mark Shuttleworth vient d'officialiser sur son blog le petit nom de son successeur, et il s'agira donc de Natty Narwhal (en français, le Narval […]

  128. Wissems blog » Blog Archive » Ubuntu 11.04 a.k.a. Natty Narwhal Says:

    […] work that we expect to deliver as Ubuntu 11.04.”  – said Mark Shuttleworth on his personal blog. […]

  129. Ubuntu 11.04 ya tiene nombre: “Natty Narwhal” Says:

    […] 0 Mark Shuttleworth anunció ayer en su blog el nombre de la futura versión de Ubuntu 11.04, que en esta ocasión han bautizado como […]

  130. Natty Narwhal, o codinome do Ubuntu 11.04 « InfoPlay Says:

    […] um texto no blog do fundador da Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth, o codinome usado para a versão 11.04 que vai sair o ano que em é Canonical, […]

  131. Sumolari.com » Ubuntu 11.04 se llamará Natty Narwhal Says:

    […] Mark Shuttleworth (fundador de Ubuntu) anunció en su blog que el nombre de Ubuntu 11.04 será Natty Narwhal (cetáceo que vive en las regiones árticas). El […]

  132. Ubuntu 11.04 Codename Officially Announced: Natty Narwhal - TechTickle Says:

    […] to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates on this topic. Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu announced the codename for Ubuntu 11.04 to be ”Natty Narwhal“. The announcement came in this […]

  133. Ubuntu 11.04 ya tiene nombre “Natty Narwhal” | Hogar Geek Says:

    […] | Markshuttlework También puede interesarte:Liberado Ubuntu 10.04Ya disponible la nueva versión beta de Ubuntu […]

  134. David Linn Says:

    The Natty Narwhal sounds good, so just imagine the Puissant Penguin

  135. José Granada Says:

    A great name for what I’m sure it will be another astonishing Ubuntu release! Canonical is my most admired company and its perfect blend of ethic, creativity and professionalism really motivates and inspires me. If Ubuntu’s success is not in itself enough proof of what this operating system has been able to accomplish, one just has to look at competitors and see how they are improving their products in order not to be taken apart by this wonderful operating system. I have also the feeling that the best is yet to come, closer every day, a computer-connected world with more freedom, more environmental awareness and more opportunities for everyone, and no doubt that Ubuntu will be the foundation of it.

  136. Ubuntu 11.04 is ‘Natty Narwhal’ gedoopt » Clippy.be Says:

    […] is een verwijzing naar een zeldzame tandwalvis die in de poolzeeën leeft. Shuttleworth stelt op zijn blog dat de keuze voor deze naam mede is ingegeven door de zorgen over klimaatverandering. […]

  137. lalman Says:

    I hope that the totem animal for ubuntu 11.10 will be the otter.

    Ubuntu obstructive otter. Sounds good. :)

  138. Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal y Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS | Ubunlog Says:

    […] anunció Mark Shuttleworth en su blog la traducción a nuestro idioma sería Narval elegante, el Narval según Wikipedia es una especie […]

  139. Ubuntu 11.04 se nommera … : Royto's Blog Says:

    […] Natty Narwhal. Natty donne en français …. coquet, chic et Narwhal est un narval, une licorne des mers. […]

  140. Ubuntu 11.04 ya tiene nombre « Viviendo entre Pingüinos Says:

    […] Mark Shuttleworth | N-imal? Escrito en Noticias. Deja un Comentario […]

  141. Nazwa Ubuntu 11.04. Już ją znamy! | thecamels.org Says:

    […] wydań tego systemu – Natty Narwhal. Pierwsze informacje na ten temat można było zobaczyć na blogu Marka Shuttelwortha, a przetłumaczona na język polski oznacza "Zgrabny […]

  142. Ubuntu 11.04 a.k.a. Natty Narwhal « Says:

    […] work that we expect to deliver as Ubuntu 11.04.”  – said Mark Shuttleworth on his personal blog. // […]

  143. Ubuntu 11.04 ya tiene nombre « OfiNet's Blog Says:

    […] leer el anuncio completo en el blog de Mark […]

  144. Chris Says:

    I think I’ve found him:

    http://fav.me/d2wgpr3

  145. Ubuntu 11.04 se llamará “Natty Narwhal” « El Posteador Says:

    […] Mark Shuttleworth anunció que el nombre clave para la versión de Ubuntu 11.04 será “Natty Narwhal” (Narval Elegante). Un lanzamiento programado para el 28 de abril del 2011 y que por suerte llegará con el entorno de escritorio GNOME 3.0 con el nuevo GNOME Shell. […]

  146. Identi.ca Updates for 2010-08-18 « FU-BAR Says:

    […] @bugabundo N-imal? http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/478 […]

  147. The Syntax of a Tech Kid » Blog Archiv » Ubuntu 11.04 codename released! Natty Narwhal Says:

    […] Narwhal. If you don’t know what a Narwhal is, here is a quote from Mark Shuttleworth’s blog “The Narwhal, as an Arctic (and somewhat endangered) animal, is a fitting reminder of the […]

  148. Ubuntu 11.04 se llamara…… | Tux Files Says:

    […] Aunque todavia no se publicó el schedule de los lanzamientos de las versiones alpha, beta y RC de esta versión. Mark Shuttleworth anunció el nombre en su blog. […]

  149. Code Name Dan Jadwal Rilis Ubuntu 11.04 “Narwhal Natty” Telah Diumumkan | quallestacia's Blog Says:

    […] code name “Natty Narwhal” yang dijadwalkan untuk rilis pada 28 April 2011 mendatang. Pengumuman tersebut disampaikan melalui blog pribadinya […]

  150. Ubuntu 11.04 named Natty Narwhal, will feature ARM support Says:

    […] of the smartest kids in remedial algebra, has revealed that the name of the upcoming 11.04 will be Natty Narwhal and that support for ARM’s low power and ubiquitous architecture will be one of the headline […]

  151. Smart Phone Top 10 » Ubuntu 11.04 to be called Natty Narwhal, ARM support to be headline feature Says:

    […] of the smartest kids in remedial algebra, has revealed that the name of the upcoming 11.04 will be Natty Narwhal and that support for ARM’s low power and ubiquitous architecture will be one of the headline […]

  152. Ubuntu : Mise à jour (10.04.1), Multi-touch et future version optimisée - Websourcing.fr Says:

    […] Le successeur des surricates se nommera Natty Narwhal comme vient de le dévoiler Mark Shuttleworth. […]

  153. Ubuntu 11.04, nome in codice Natty Narwhal Says:

    […] Nell’attesa di Ubuntu 10.10, la prossima versione della nota distribuzione è stata già annunciata da Mark Shuttlework, che ha colto l’occasione per parlare di come la filosofia di Canonical sia quella di […]

  154. Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal, próxima distribución de Canonical : Noticias2D Says:

    […] 11.04 Natty Narwhal aparecerá el 28 de Abril de 2011 como adelanta Mark en su blog y la estética cambiará de forma notable, sobre todo llegando a ser más […]

  155. Nazwa kodowa Ubuntu 11.04 brzmi Natty Narwhal | thecamels.org Says:

    […] Shuttleworth ogłosił na swoim blogu, że nazwa kodowa kolejnej dystrybucji ubuntu 11.04 zaplanowanej na kwiecień 2011 roku brzmi Natty […]

  156. Maro Says:

    COOL

  157. Zac Says:

    A well written piece Mark as well as providing encouragement.

    Go Ubuntu!

  158. Ubuntu 11.04 har nu fået sit navn: Natty Narwhal | Linux Nyheder Says:

    […] Læs Mark Shuttleworths indlæg her. Related Tags: Mark Shuttleworth, Maverick Meerkat, NAtty Narwhal, Ubuntu, Ubuntu 11.04 Previous Topic: Viborg: Drop Microsoft Office, siger SF […]

  159. » Ubuntu 11.04 si chiamerà Natty Narwhal (l’elegante narvalo) Says:

    […] 11.04 è stato scelto. Un Mark Shuttleworth particolarmente “prolifico” di interventi ha introdotto Natty Narwhal, elegante narvalo. La mascotte è un cetaceo della famiglia dei delfini caratterizzato da un corno […]

  160. Fri13 Says:

    So Canonical has finally chosen to take the action to kill the Tux and replace it with Ubuntu?

  161. Aldo "xoen" Giambelluca Says:

    AHAHHA, I know I’m OT (sure?) but that song it too :D.

    Am I the only one who would like to see this on the Ubuntu 11.04 CD?? AHAHAH

  162. Aldo "xoen" Giambelluca Says:

    BTW, good work for Natty and Maverick of course. I can’t wait for kubuntu 10.10 :)

  163. Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal | 2bGeek Says:

    […] mismísimo Mark Shuttleworth nos lo explica: El narval es un animal ártico (en peligro de extinción), esto es un recordatorio de que solo […]

  164. El nombre que Ubuntu 11.04 tendrá es: ... | Como Ser un Geek Says:

    […] a la “N”) con la misma letra en ambos nombres y en esta ocasión el nombre será: Natty Narwhal.Traducido a nuestro querido españo sería algo como “Narval Elegante” y por si te […]

  165. Ankit Tulsyan Says:

    Nice…

  166. Linux Outlaws Says:

    Hi Mark,
    All the best for the next version of ubuntu.The whole ubuntu team is doin a great job.

  167. вБалаково.ру » Blog Archive » Объявлено кодовое название Ubuntu 11.04 Says:

    […] спонсором проекта Ubuntu, на страницах своего блога раскрыл кодовое имя следующего релиза Ubuntu 11.04, выпуск которого […]

  168. [News]Distribuito Ubuntu 10.04.1 e comincia il conto alla rovescia per Ubuntu 10.10 | Guidetutorial Says:

    […] non sarà selezionabile prima di un paio di Relese. Inoltre, ieri, è stata annunciata da Mark Shuttleworth l’uscita della 11.04 la quale dovrebbe contenere finalmente Gnome 3.0 Non ci resta che aspettare la Beta1 e […]

  169. Ubuntu 11.04 se llamará Natty Narwhal « TUXROOT – GNU/Linux, una forma de vida Says:

    […] Mark Shuttleworth, fundador de Canonical y benevolente dictador de por vida de Ubuntu, anuncia hoy en su blog el que será el nombre en clave de Ubuntu 11.04: Natty Narwhal, o Narval Elegante. Una versión […]

  170. Ubuntu 11.04 sẽ có tên mã Natty Narwhal | htth's blog Says:

    […] blog của mình Mark Shuttleworth cho biết, tên mã (cũng chính là linh vật của phiên bản […]

  171. Ubuntu 11.04 sẽ có tên mã Natty Narwhal — Góc trẻ con Says:

    […] blog của mình Mark Shuttleworth cho biết, tên mã (cũng chính là linh vật của phiên bản […]

  172. Ubuntu 11.04 heet ‘Natty Narwhal’ | ThomasBerends.nl Says:

    […] Shuttleworth heeft een paar dagen geleden op z’n blog (google translate) de naam van Ubuntu 11.04 bekendgemaakt. Deze release zal uitkomen in April 2011. […]

  173. Svelato il nome di Ubuntu 11.04: si chiamerà "Natty Narwhal" | Tesoro Web Says:

    […] 17 agosto 2010, direttamente dalle pagine del proprio blog, il guru di Canonical ha annunciato che Ubuntu 11.04 si chiamerà “Natty Narwhal”, […]

  174. Ubuntu 11.04 “Natty Narwhal” Release Schedule Says:

    […] Shuttleworth announced the codename of Ubuntu 11.04 a couple of days back. It is “Natty Narwhal” in case you missed […]

  175. chris mockridge Says:

    Thanks – I have used Ubuntu for 3 years now and Windows seems alarming. I converted ‘broken’ computers to Ubuntu and now the owners love them again. Way to go!

  176. Mark Namakan “Natty Narwhal” Untuk Ubuntu 11.04 « GudangLinux Says:

    […] lahir dengan nama “Natty Narwhal.” Mark Shuttleworth, bapak dan pencetus Ubuntu Linux memaparkan latar belakang dari nama yang diberikannya sambil menjelaskan tujuan dan fitur dari rancangan […]

  177. Svelato il nome di Ubuntu 11.04: si chiamerà "Natty Narwhal" [MegaLab.it] | TecnoBlogItalia.com Says:

    […] 17 agosto 2010, direttamente dalle pagine del proprio blog, il guru di Canonical ha annunciato che Ubuntu 11.04 si chiamerà “Natty Narwhal”, […]

  178. Svelato il nome di Ubuntu 11.04: si chiamerà "Natty Narwhal" | TecnoBlogItalia.com Says:

    […] 17 agosto 2010, direttamente dalle pagine del proprio blog, il guru di Canonical ha annunciato che Ubuntu 11.04 si chiamerà “Natty Narwhal”, […]

  179. Ubuntu 11.04 se llamará Natty Narwhal « Geekv's Blog Says:

    […] Mark Shuttleworth, fundador de Canonical y benevolente dictador de por vida de Ubuntu, anuncia hoy en su blog el que será el nombre en clave de Ubuntu 11.04: Natty Narwhal, o Narval Elegante. Una versión […]

  180. Ubuntu | Cipri Blog Says:

    […] *de aici […]

  181. Ubuntu 11.04 alias “Natty Narwhal” | HowtoForge Says:

    […] Ubuntu Version 11.04 auf den Codenamen Natty Narwhal getauft. Den „schicken Meeressäuger“ gab Shuttleworth via Blog bekannt. if (typeof ord=='undefined') {ord=Math.random()*10000000000000000;} […]

  182. Mark Says:

    We don’t Need stinking names, just a number. I can not keep track of All the releases by name. Number is so much easier and it is frustrating when I see Ibex and do not know if it means 10.04, 9,10, or 10.10.

    How about;
    “Named Nomore” for 11.X?

  183. 11.04 Ubuntu Developer Summit Announced | jonobacon@home Says:

    […] on the heels of the announcement of the Natty Narwhal, I am tickled pink to announce the details of the next Ubuntu Developer Summit taking place in […]

  184. Narwhal. Eles existem. « Cable Select Says:

    […] Narwhal será o mascote da próxima versão do Ubuntu, segundo o próprio Mark Shuttleworth. O Natty Marwhal é aguardado para abril de […]

  185. Kubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx « Namnlösa bloggen Says:

    […] Ja apropå KPackageKit, det ska ju bytas ut i framtiden mot Muon Package Manager, fast förmodligen inte förrän i Kubuntu 11.04 (som för övrigt ska heta Natty Narwhal). […]

  186. Ubuntu 11.04 si chiamerà natty narwhal, il narvalo che vive nel mare artico. Says:

    […] della nuova 11.04 Natty Narwhal anche le date dei rilasci. Mark Shuttleworth, come si legge da un post sul suo blog, si è sbilanciato e finalmente ha rivelato il nuovo codename di Ubuntu 11.04..che da questo […]

  187. vila Says:

    My gnome-dictionary-applet says about ‘natty':
    adj : marked by smartness in dress and manners; “a dapper young
    man”; “a jaunty red hat” [syn: dapper, dashing, jaunty,
    raffish, rakish, smart, spiffy, snappy, spruce]
    [also: nattiest, nattier]

    Wow, ‘dapper’, ‘jaunty’, ‘red hat’, this ‘Natty Narwhal’ doesn’t come out of nowhere :)

  188. Natty Narwhal « Il blog di totò Says:

    […] settimana scorsa, Mark Shuttleworth ha annunciato in questo articolo, il nome in codice del rilascio successivo a Maverick Meerkat, che diventerà stabile il prossimo […]

  189. Introducing 11:04 the Natty Narwhal! « Ubuntu-Moza74 Says:

    […] To read more about Natty Narwhal and what Mark had to say about the thought process behind the name, go to http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/478 […]

  190. ubuntuper Says:

    @Tiago Taken even further: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLARFKbre_I . Get ready for the uber narwhal edition

  191. Mark Namakan “Natty Narwhal” Untuk Ubuntu 11.04 « All About My Self | Share | News | Opinion Says:

    […] bapak dan pencetus Ubuntu Linux memaparkan latar belakang dari nama yang diberikannya sambil menjelaskan tujuan dan fitur dari rancangan […]

  192. E o nome do Ubuntu 11.04 é Natty Narwhall | ZWAME Portal E o nome do Ubuntu 11.04 é Natty Narwhall | Análises, notícias e guias sobre tecnologia em Português Says:

    […] o nome do Ubuntu 11.04 é Natty Narwhall por Metro a 18 Agosto 2010 em Notícias O Mark Shuttleworth anunciou no seu blog o nome do Ubuntu a ser lançado em Abril de 2011. Como tem sido tradição o nome é de um animal, […]

  193. Ubuntu 11.04 wird Natty Narwhal (netter Wal) heißen | Lootz.net Says:

    […] Mark Shuttleworth hat in einem Blog den Codenamen der Ubuntu-Version 11.04 […]

  194. Ubuntu 11.04 named ‘Natty Narwhal’, aims to impress Says:

    […] No, really it is. […]